Urbanisation and Migration
My research in urban studies has spanned public policy and local politics to the role of international organisations in urban issues.
I have written about service delivery and local governance, as well as how the international humanitarian sector can help to meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people in cities.
Violence and Protection
My work in these areas has covered protection issues related to displacement, the effects of stabilisation approaches on humanitarian action, as well as the role of police peacekeepers in civilian protection.
Increasingly this strand of work overlaps with work on urbanisation through a focus on urban violence.
Crime and Policing
My interests in crime stems from a desire to understand how poverty, governance and dysfunctional urban development generates violence.
Recently this interest has led into explorations of how organised crime networks evolve, the relationship between policing and urban governance, and vigilante movements.